David Brossard
Documentary about restoring the Unity Temple will soon be available for streaming
by Frank Lloyd Wright, Oak Park, Illinois, US, 1905-1908

“A new feature-length documentary film profiling the meticulous, Harboe Architects-led restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak ParkIllinois, will be available to stream for a limited time on Vimeo starting October 30. This special preview screening/fundraising period will conclude on November 15 with a panel discussion hosted by filmmaker Lauren Levine discussing the documentary and the momentous effort to preserve one of Wright’s most iconic early works for future generations. Virtual tickets for the film, titled Unity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Masterpiece, cost $20 and include access to the Zoom-based panel.

Narrated by Brad PittUnity Temple: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modern Masterpiece dives into the rich history of the reinforced concrete (a then-audacious choice) house of worship. Commissioned in 1905, Unity Temple was completed in 1908 following a string of construction delays, modifications, technical difficulties, and cost overruns.”

More information: The Architect’s Newspaper

On 2018, docomomo International published the docomomo Journal 58 – Louis I. Kahn – The Permanence, for more information and purchase: link.